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Broken Arrow (1996) Movie Information

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John Woo


John Travolta
Christian Slater
Samantha Mathis
Delroy Lindo
Bob Gunton
Frank Whaley





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A tough Air Force pilot intentionally downs a plane he is piloting in order to obtain the two nuclear warhead to blackmail the government for repeatedly passing him up for promotion. The only thing standing in his way is his co-pilot and a park ranger. -- Chris Kavan

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dukeakasmudge 09/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Something to watch

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mitchellyoung 03/09/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Pretty dumb and generic. There are some flashes of fun with the over-acting cast, but the action sequences are pretty lifeless for a Woo film and the plot has been seen/done many, many times before.

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Delroy Lindo has made much better movies than this one.

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Chris Kavan 09/27/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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Generic action flick in every way, no matter if John Woo was at the helm. All of his signature elements are there, but for some reason this can't rise above mediocrity.

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12/21/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Broken Arrow" by Yojimbo

A US stealth bomber pilot steals its nuclear payload to hold the government to ransom with only his erstwhile comrade and a Park Ranger in a position to stop him. Yet another no-brainer from John Woo, Broken Arrow features every cliche from the Hollywood action playbook, including exploding helicopters aplenty, endless slow motion shoot outs and literally everything blows up in an enormous fireball (hell, one of them's even nuclear!) It features the machine gun toting hijackers providing the out of the frying pan into the fire into another frying pan scenarios of Die Hard and the runaway train finale of Speed, all set in some pretty desert locations and it all happens with digital clocks ominously counting down time after time after time. Christian Slater is likeable enough as the hero an...

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01/08/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Broken Bow too

What is there to say? If you haven't seen this film, I'll give you a run down. Travolta--bad guy. Slater--good guy. Mathis--girl who falls for good guy. That dude with cop hair--bad guy/bad acting, I believe he was a football player in real life. Anyway, back to the movie. The two stars start off as friends, one has a criminal bad idea, the other tries to stop him. They fight, bad guy loses, WOW-yes in this one too, the bad guy loses. Not great writing, decent effects for its day. It inspires me to make a list out of all the great ways Travolta dies, Punisher is #1. For Slater, it isn't as bad as "Hard Rain" but that is not saying much. You got some time on your hands, go ahead, watch the movie. You want to see a better similar movie and by the same director--go watch "Face/...

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